Business Journal: Bucks likely looking beyond preferred site in search for new arena location

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are widening their search for a new arena.

Their preferred site includes the Journal Communications headquarters, but because of possible environmental contamination, they're likely looking elsewhere.

The Milwaukee Business Journal reports up to three alternate sites in downtown Milwaukee are back in play for a new arena. They are: property immediately north of the BMO Harris Bradley Center; a Milwaukee city-owned parking lot at North Fourth Street and West Wisconsin Avenue west of The Shops of the Grand Avenue; and a parking lot used by Wisconsin Energy Corp. at North Second and West Michigan streets.

The latter two sites would require demolition of surrounding structures to make room for an arena.

The Bucks owners still would like to meet their self-imposed goal of announcing a site by Dec. 31, but "the reality is that might not happen," Bucks president Peter Feigin told the Milwaukee Business Journal Monday, December 8th.

The NBA has imposed a fall 2017 deadline for a new arena, or Milwaukee would lose the Bucks.

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